First, good soaking rain, and now a $150,000 Instant Scratch-Its prize – a Wondai farmer is thinking all his Christmases have come early and at once. 

The South Burnett man purchased his $10 Jumbo Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket at Wondai Newsagency, 50 McKenzie Street, Wondai.

“I usually get an Instant Scratch-Its ticket once or twice a week, but this time I got a lucky one,” the winning man declared when speaking to us. 

“I took it home and scratched it. At first, I thought I had nine words and thought that was good. Then I kept looking and saw 10 words, which is better, and then I kept going and had 13 words! 

“I had to get someone to double-check the ticket, just to make sure. 

“The largest I’ve ever won on an Instant Scratch-Its is $50, so this is a little bit better than that. 

“It will take the pressure off life a bit, but I’ll wait until the money’s in the bank before making any big decisions. 

“It’s a good time of year to win. 

“It’s made my Christmas. Rain and a win – too many good bits in one go but a great way to end the year!” 

Wondai Newsagency owner John Robinson said a win like this gave everyone in town a boost. 

“It’s wonderful! It’s part of why we do this job really – the excitement of the time and how a win can make a difference to a customer’s life,” he said. 

“We’ve sold a couple of decent scratchie wins over the years, but it’s been a while since the last one. 

“It’s good to see the rain and a win. It feels like we’re all winning at the moment!”